This interdisciplinary field deals with the discovery, design and development of new and innovative materials.
“Materials Science” is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the discovery, design, and development of new and innovative materials. Materials Science is, essentially, the study of “stuff,” and how stuff is put together. It is the characterization of the physical and chemical properties of solid materials. Chemistry is the key building block behind all materials.
Material Science relies on the input of stakeholders throughout the value chain. In the case of building, design, and construction, material scientists rely on architects, designers, and sustainable building professionals to understand their evolving needs. This can include price and performance, chemical makeup, trends in aesthetics, recycled content, and endless other possibilities.
Materials made possible by chemistry are used all over buildings – from rooftops to wall and floor coverings, to insulation inside the building envelope to countertops and surfaces.
Hover over and click on the green hexagons to learn more about how and where the products of chemistry are used throughout a building.